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jerry brown is doing to get additional revenue to eliminate the need to cut education spending. he is increasing the tax rate on the wealthy. increasing sales tax and getting $6 billion a year of extra revenue in the state. the public voted for it. >> the public understands that. that's why the public re-elected president obama. that's been his exact position, and i'm proud of the residents here who voted for that because our children deserve that. they deserve to be taken care of in terms of not being on the chopping block. >> eliot: i think jerry brown defense a fair bit of credit. he was taking a lot of swings and arrows headed his way. he said if you don't go for this, i have to cut your education. and the rest of the nation should look at california. you are big. the set the example often. the public said this makes sense. the president can say to john boehner, the public supports it. >> governor brown led the charge on this. he was steady, focused and he did not relent, and did not allow anyone to push him back on that. we won and you're right. i think the country is ready fo
. i covered the whitman and brown campaign and whitman outspent jerry brown by six times and she lost really bad. by 6 points at least. and that -- in california, it never matters if there are billionaires money doesn't matter in california elections but in national elections it always has. the traditional wisdom has now been bucked by this particular election. >> eliot: right. i think of the national spending patterns as well. you saw the sheldon adelsons. it is not clear to me all of his money, he backed a sequence of losers. somebody ed he was 0-9, all of the money simply bounced off of voter's consciousness. what will those funders say next time? >> you would have to ask sheldon adelson what he thought? i did meet some of these characters at some of the conventions. had a nice long talk with foster friess but what i think they're getting is somebody to listen to them, a place to put their money where their mouth is and where their values are. they may value that more than winning any particular race. >> eliot:
mean. do they surely prohibit the kind of apartheid policies that were condemned in brown versus board of education. those policies were designed to really stigmatize and put down to treat a second class of the blacks who had before that experienced generations of slavery and subordination. the same thing if they are used to up a racially outcome by bringing folks who have been previously excluded historically from the table, and bringing them to the table. >> now just so it's clear the supreme court has said until very recently there is no problem with using race as a factor in the context of higher education in particular to create a diverse intellectual environment. the question now before the court is will that continue to be the law? >> exactly. ever since the in the late 1970s, so for 35 years the basic idea that race can sometimes be taken into account in order to achieve more diversity in higher education. and especially when this is not being used to stigmatize or subordinate historically disadvantaged groups like african-americans. >> eliot: and justice sandra day o'connor in
and in a very significant victory that was led by jerry brown much to his credit. what will the president offered? has he put numbers on the table that you're aware of that say to the republicans here is a deal you must accept? >> i don't know that he has. i was gratified to hear rich trumka coming out of a meeting with the president. look, what the formulation has got to be is that we end the absurd situation where one out of four profitability corporations pays nothing in federal taxes. we're losing over $100 billion every year because the rich and corporations are putting their money in the cayman islands. we have triple military spending since 1997, spending almost as much as the rest of the world combined. in other words eliot, there are fair ways to do deficit reduction without doing as the republicans want cutting social security which by the way has nothing to do with the deficit. cutting medicare benefits, medicaid benefits or education. >> eliot: look, the ratio that i referenced earlier where last year, the bargain
an electoral base that is motivated by their issues with brown people, gay people, by their issues of cultural i i implications of women having control over their bodies? >> eliot: i agree. the issue for the republican party is that those issues that motivated them, as you said, were the social issues which lost the election for them. they are no longer the demographics of the electorate, and no longer permit them to get to 50%. either popular vote for electoral college. they peel them off one by one. as they lose them they have no argument to make other than what john boehner sees left to make on taxes. that's what he wants to do. i'm not persuaded that that isn't a losing strategy or epidemic their only possible strategy. >> when the republican party comes around in four years three years we'll see them singing their old songs again but i hope you're right. i hope boehner starts to attack what you perceive as their strength. it will force the democrats to stand up for more traditional what we associate with the democratic party, which is we're going to protector things like social security,
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her join the ranks of the united states senate and get rid of scott brown. 1-866-55-press. >> eliot: message to speaker boehner the debt ceiling is a fiscal responsibility, not a bargaining chip. that's ahead on my view. be sure to join jennifer granholm in the war room as she welcomes charlie pierce on the implication that the susan rice saga my have on the united states senate. for now we have more "viewpoint" coming right up. tune into my next show and i'll put in a good word for you with my guest, fran dresher, on say anything! >> eliot: hidden among all this talk of the fiscal cliff-austerity bomb being covered in horrendous and tedious detail by every cable station is a potentially more dangerous accounting deadline. the debt ceiling. and yes this is deja vu all over again. but i have a solution for president obama this time around. mr. president, turn the tables on him speaker boehner that is. we all recall the trap that the white house fell into last year, letting negotiations over the potential government shutdown be concluded only to be held hostage again when th
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